New tropical centre
Wolhusen, Switzerland

New tropical centre, Wolhusen, Switzerland

New tropical centre
Project location: Wolhusen, Switzerland
Software used : Advance Steel

Design office: Sager design CAD
Contracting authority: Tropenhaus Wolhusen AG
Architecture office: Schärli Architekten AG
Realization: Gysi+Berglas AG
Steel Engineer: Höltschi & Schurter Ingenieure ETH/SIA AG

Project description :
The newly constructed tropical centre is located in Switzerland 661 m above sea level. The construction contains a 5200 m2 production plant for tropical fruits and fish and an adventure house (tropical garden) for visitors of approx. 2100 m2 with a 600 m2 attached building for catering and events. The adventure house consists of 105 tons of steel and 107 tons of glass. It has a length of 85 m and a width of 30 m with a height of 14 m. The waste heat of a pump station used for piping gas over long distances is used to heat all the buildings.

New tropical centre, Wolhusen, Switzerland

New tropical centre, Wolhusen, Switzerland

New tropical centre, Wolhusen, Switzerland

New tropical centre, Wolhusen, Switzerland

New tropical centre, Wolhusen, Switzerland

New tropical centre, Wolhusen, Switzerland

New tropical centre, Wolhusen, Switzerland